Real Courage

In the book To kill a Mockingbird it says real courage is “when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” This means that real courage is going through something hard knowing it is hard. I like this definition that Atticus uses because most people think that courage is knights in shining armour going into battle but real courage can just be someone facing there trials. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there is an old woman who is going through an addiction an she shows real courage because she goes through not taking her drug.

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How I Feel About To Kill a Mockingbird

I liked To Kill a Mockingbird. I liked how it showed the view of a child going through life back then. To Kill a Mockingbird really makes you think of people and race. I like how it shows that everyone is the same and human no matter wealth or race and everyone should be treated the same. When I first started reading To Kill a Mockingbird I thought it was the most boring book but when I got into it I started to enjoy it. If one of my friends were starting to read To Kill a Mockingbird I would tell them that it gets way more exciting after the beginning.

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Good Stuff from To Kill a Mockingbird

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus says “They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it–seems that only children weep (243).” This quote means that the white people who killed Tom in the book didn’t care that Tom Robinson was human they couldn’t see past his race and would kill him because he was different. The last part of the quote means that children are innocent and will see past everyone’s differences and race and see that everyone needs to be treated fairly because they are all just human.

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An Authority on Courage and Integrity

The first person who comes to mind when I think of integrity is my grandpa because when he has been faced with decisions that test his integrity he seems to always do the right thing. I think my grandpa would say something like this, ” Choosing to do the right thing can sometimes be difficult. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. It is important to always choose the right thing even when people are not looking because it keeps you an honest person. Sometimes it takes courage to do the right thing when people are watching.”

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Blind Spots

In to Kill a Mockingbird we see Mr Cunningham and a mob come to the jail to try to beat and hang Tom Robinson. Atticus said that “Mr Cunningham is basically a good man, he just his blind spots” and then Jem said “Don’t call that a blind spot. He’da killed you last night.” I agree with Atticus’s point of view. I think that everybody has good in them and we shouldn’t be so quick to judge. Mr Cunningham was doing what he thought was right just in the wrong way. I see why Atticus calls Mr Cunningham’s actions blind spots because he was just trying to do the right thing.

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Beliefs and actions

A belief window is a cool idea that I have never thought of before. A belief window reflects what kind of childhood people had. I think it is important to know your beliefs and standards so when you get faced with a trial or difficulty then you will know how to act.

The End is Half Way upon us

It is the last day of school before Christmas break and it is the perfect time to reflect on the goals we have made this year. My goals were to be able to quickly and efficiently write paragraphs and to spend time reading books at home. I have had a lot of practice writing in this class and it has helped me become a faster and better writer. At home I have been working on my goal to read. Ever since I made that goal I have finished three books at home. I think I  have done pretty well on my goals and I’m exited to make new goals for term 3.

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1% gains

The article we talked about said small 1% gains can result in a big change over time. In my life I think that I can work on improving my grades. My goal is to improve my grade little by little every week by turning in late work or redoing homework. Eventually this will raise my grades a lot by the end of the year. Over 10 years this will also help me because when I am at college I can graduate and get a good job. Improving my grade little by little every week will result in me getting a good job.

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Literature review

The story is about two boys in a western town trying  to get money for a racing horse. The boys start working on a ranch for little pay than get tangled up in a bank robbery. The story starts of slow at first but then gets more interesting further in when there is more action. The beginning could have been shortened so story is more interesting. I thought the author did a good job on creating a western/cowboy mood This story is targeted for people who like action and western style.  My rating on this story is seven out of ten.

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Tell me about it

We are almost halfway done with the year and thanksgiving break is coming up. I feel kind of done with school and the break will be a good time to relax. I am also looking forward to Christmas break which is only three weeks after thanksgiving break. Over Christmas break I am going to get a pass to Sundance so I can snow board every week up there. I’m also looking forward to having  my school schedule change and having a lot of new classes to take. I am kind of bored of my current classes and just want school to be over.

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